Smokey and the Bandit | Picture Special

This is a Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am, a car made famous by the ’77 movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, and possibly the only car in history to look kinda-cool with pin-striping. Plus a giant flaming bird motif of course.

This exceptional 1:8 recreation of the American icon is the work of Chris Radbone of Flickr, who has not only replicated the exterior of the ’77 Trans-Am beautifully, complete with pin-striping and giant flaming bird motif, his model is a qualified Technic Supercar underneath.

A Technic frame holds a working V8 engine, all-wheel suspension, functioning steering, and a D-N-R gearbox, all of which are concealed behind the wonderfully accurate Model Team exterior.

It’s a great way to finish the year and there’s more to see of Chris’s superb ’77 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am ‘Bandit’ at his photostream. Click here to make the jump to Flickr for the complete gallery of images, here to see the Smokey and the Bandit movie trailer in which this car stars, and we’ll be back soon with our 2020 round-up.

4 thoughts on “Smokey and the Bandit | Picture Special

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  2. Keks

    Well, where is this Firebird Trans-Am you mentioned? I cannot find it in the pictures presented above.

    Sorry, but the car is far from resembling a Trans-Am.

    1. Thomas Powles

      It doesn’t resemble a trans-am, really? I like it it looks like the older one and the newer limited Edition one to pay tribute to Burt Reynolds. Keep on building your models and ignore these f**k knuckles 👍🏻


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